T.J. Sullivan is originally from the Washington, D.C. area, and he is one of the most sought-after college leadership speakers in the nation. To date, he spoken to more than 3-million students at more than 2,000 colleges and universities in all 50 states.  His first book, "Motivating the Middle: Fighting Apathy in College Student Organizations" is currently being used in more than 100 college leadership courses. Earlier in his speaking career, T.J. and his friend Joel Goldman were the top HIV+AIDS prevention educators in the nation, speaking to millions of young people. They received national media and top awards from numerous higher education and AIDS service organizations.

T.J. studied Journalism at Indiana University-Bloomington, and he graduated at age 19, even though he failed Statistics, twice.  While at IU, he was a founding father of his chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, and he spent three years working for the national organization after graduating. He is still an active Pi Kappa Phi volunteer. In addition to speaking at dozens of campus and conference events each year, T.J. is a Partner and Chief Strategist for the ForCollegeForLife college speakers agency. He is also the host of The e20 Podcast – helping people in their 20's "make their 3rd decade count."  T.J., his husband Scott, their two sons live in Denver, Colorado.